here. hour and a half to drive from ocean city. conditions definitely deteriorating down here. it has been bad all day. it will only get worse. >> are you on the board walk? the waves look close. they look closer than when you first started. >> reporter: right. the hotel is on the board walk. i'm looking down from the balcony. i know it is on skype and it is dark but the ocean is all the way over the beach. if you have been to the beach and you have laid on the beach in the summer time, the ocean is where you were lying. it is all the way to the dunes. big question here for town officials is going to be if the surf comes in and gets over the dunes they'll have significant coastal flooding. if that surge comes in tonight night and gets above that that could indate a large portion of the town. >> tonight, what are we supposed to do? we have cell phones we have to charge. what else? >> charge up your cell phone so it is ready to call for help. there is a red cross hurricane tracker app: it tells your family and friends you are safe and okay. >> tells you where the shelters are. >> that'